First Line Fridays – #6

May 6, 2016 Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance, Victoria Bylin 38

first line fridays

WHOOHOO!! It’s Friday again!

Time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today, I am happy to once again include my friend Rachel from Bookworm Mama in First Line Fridays. If you’d like to join us, send me a note and let me know!

My first line today is from Victoria Bylin’s newest book, Someone Like You

someone like you

And the first line is….

“Zeke Monroe appreciated a good joke, and this one was on him.”

So… what’s your First Line on this Friday?

Let me know in the comments and then head over to Bookworm Mama to see her First Line! (She’s got a Giveaway!)

Carrie

38 Responses to “First Line Fridays – #6”

    • Carrie

      that’s a most excellent first line – perhaps the world’s most famous in fact <3

  1. Sydney

    “My sandals have not crossed this threshold since I was ten.”

    ~Counted With the Stars by Connilyn Cossette

  2. Tracey H

    Hey Carrie!
    I read Someone Like You, loved it!

    I just finished You Don’t Have to Be a Star, loved this one too-
    “Just once, MacKenzie would like to take the Oscar walk down Hollywood Boulevard in a pair of holey jeans, a Blue Devil’s T-shirt, and wearing her red converse tennis shoes.”

    Just starting the second novella in the set, Once Upon a Cowboy-
    “Just keep smiling.”

  3. Tracey H

    If you haven’t read Susan May Warren before, you should. (This is my tip for you like you gave me about Courting Morrow Little 🙂

    • Carrie

      i HAVE read her before – i need to read more of her books! (Thanks for the tip 😀 )

  4. Cara

    “I’m sorry,” I said, bracing myself for the inevitable backlash.

    – The Crown by Kiera Cass

  5. Lindsay

    “What is an outline?” from K.M. Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel Workbook. I’m loving those books!

  6. carylkane

    When a young lady of more fashion than means has the good sense to win the affection of an older gentleman, a widower of high estate and easy circumstances, it is generally observed that the match is an intelligent one on both sides.
    Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron

    • Carrie

      oooo i haven’t heard of this book. Will have to check it out, Caryl! Thanks 😀

  7. Winnie Thomas

    Great minds think alike, Carrie! I have Victoria Bylin’s new book sitting her waiting for me, but equally close is this one:
    “I could have promised my daughter anything–a pony, a princess, a rainbow in a bottle–but instead, I’d promised her something equally unattainable: my bravery”.
    Nicole Deese, A Season to Love
    I’m so excited to read both of these!

    • Carrie

      ahhhhh i still need to read that series!! I so want to! I NEED MORE TIME (as always)

  8. Beth Erin

    Carrie, do you LOVE it? Tell me how you feel about the goat.
    “Claire Bennett couldn’t remember when the tradition began – meeting her friends at the bakery, Dee’s ‘n’ Doughs before the workday started.”
    Chapel Springs Revival by Ane Mulligan (Kindle was on top again, hehehe)

    • Carrie

      i DO love it! But I haven’t gotten very far into it … no goat so far. I am keeping a wary eye out lol

  9. Eric

    INASMUCH AS THE SCENE of this story is that historic pile,
    Belpher Castle, in the county of Hampshire, it would be
    an agreeable task to open it with a leisurely description
    of the place, followed by some notes on the history of the
    Earls of Marshmoreton, who have owned it since the fifteenth
    century. Unfortunately, in these days of rush and
    hurry, a novelist works at a disadvantage. He must leap
    into the middle of his tale with as little delay as he would
    employ in boarding a moving tramcar.

    P.G. Wodehouse – A Damsel in Distress
    (yes, I cheated – First 3 lines)

  10. Victoria Bylin

    “The care and feeding of goats . . . ” Just kidding. Though I did read all about them!

    My FLF is . . . “It’s starting again, Bill.” From Thunder of Heaven, an older Ted Dekker title.

    • Carrie

      hahahaha! Oooo… Ted Dekker!! What an intriguing opening line 😀

  11. Cyndi Wilson

    “It was market day in the open square beneath the Roman Senate and the temples of the gods.” Behold the Man by Bodie and Brock Thoene (I like the first line of the second paragraph even better though… “The crippled eight-year-old boy, wooden sword in his belt, bobbed above the crowd as he rode high upon the shoulders of the Ethiopian slave named Jono.”) 😉

  12. Valerie S.

    “The last thing a bride needs to fret over on her wedding day is whether the ceremony will take place.” – A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambrin

  13. Kim G.

    Dru lifted her handgun, leveling it on Gray’s stalker as she rushed forward through the crowd.

    “Her One and Only” by Becky Wade.

    I love Becky Wade. Can’t wait to catch up with all the previous couples!

  14. Loraine N.

    I’m organizing my books so this is the one next to me at the moment:
    “Hans had stolen all the egg money — again.” – A Noble Groom, Jody Hedlund

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